This is a modern, low-maintenance version of the classic grill pan. Although it won't feel as authentic as a cast iron one, it's much easier to handle and keep clean.
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Pro The maintenance is very easy
You don't have to do much to keep this pan clean and shiny. It has three layers of non-stick coating (so that you don't have to worry about scratching it off) and after applying just a little bit of olive or vegetable oil, nothing sticks to the surface of the pan and it's very simple to clean after use. Additionally, it is completely dishwasher-safe.
Pro It's easier to use than cast iron pans
This pan is 2-3 times lighter than a typical cast iron pan, which makes it much easier to handle. It doesn't require a lot of physical strength if you plan to use it regularly and dropping it isn't that big of a deal.
Con The cooking experience is lacking compared to a cast iron pan
Although the anodized aluminum pan is much easier to keep clean and rust-free, it's not as good as a cast iron one when it comes to cooking. It will take an extra couple of minutes to heat up, and the heat isn't distributed as evenly. If you're a foodie, you will likely notice that your meal doesn't taste as authentic as you would hope.